Keith Olbermann on proposition 8

I urge everybody who supported California Proposition 8 to watch this comment by Keith Olbermann of MSNBC.  It says all that needs to be said, in Keith’s fine baritone.

Keith Olberman’s special comment on Proposition 8


Another reason to use Google

FT reports that Google publicly opposes California Proposition 8.

I can’t wait to see the fundies all calling for a boycott and switching their gmail accounts.

CA Proposition 8, already struggling, now looks dead in the water after rewording

Associated Press reported on Thursday, 18 September, 2008 that support for Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to make gay marriage constitutionally invalid, is down to 38%.  Before State Attorney General reworded the proposal to clarify that gay marriage, now legal in the state, will be rescinded, opposition had been recorded at 38%.  The title of the reworded ballot initiative is now  “Eliminates Right of Same-sex Couples to Marry.”  55% of likely voters now say they will oppose the ban.  A simple majority is required to pass an amendment to the California constitution.

Meanwhile the New York Times reported yesterday that Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to help the campaign against Proposition 8, saying “Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8.”  Bruce Bastian, the Utah-based co-founder of Word Perfect Corp, has also donated $1 million to the campaign.  Bastian was also a principal donor in the campaign against a similar proposition which passed in Utah in 2004.

When Hot Dogs Attack!

Kudos to the Fresno Bee who have informed the world about the Dastardly Spice and Sausage Attacker.

A burglar who broke into a home just east of Fresno rubbed food seasoning over the body of one of two men as they slept in their rooms and then used an 8-inch sausage to whack the other man on the face and head before running out of the house, Fresno County sheriff’s deputies said Saturday.

The victims, both farmworkers, told deputies they were awakened by a stranger applying “Pappy’s Seasoning” to one of them and striking the other with a sausage.

Burrimond said the money was recovered, but that the piece of sausage used in the attack was discarded by the suspect and eaten by a dog.

That’s right, the dog ate the weapon,” Burrimond said.

“I tell you, this was one weird case.”

You know, I said this would happen if they wound down the Guantanamo Bay camps.  All those highly trained interrogators with knowledge of advanced torture techniques and nowhere to practice them.